Still time to have your say over air routes

PUBLISHED: 13:21 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 26 October 2009

RESIDENTS have a little longer to air their views on plans to redraw the aircraft route map across the region. The public consultation currently being run by NATS, the UK s leading air traffic management company, has been extended by a month. Starting on

RESIDENTS have a little longer to air their views on plans to redraw the aircraft route map across the region.

The public consultation currently being run by NATS, the UK's leading air traffic management company, has been extended by a month.

Starting on February 21 it was due to run until next Thursday - but will now close on Thursday, June 19.

One of the main objectives is to reduce congestion over Brookmans Park, caused by converging departure routes from Heathrow, Luton, London City airports and RAF Northolt.

Although as reported in the WHT back in February, MP Grant Shapps revealed it was not one of the biggest concerns in the village, as planes are too high to really be noticed.

Jonathan Astill, NATS' head of airspace management, said: "We have listened to those people who have said there was not enough time for them to consider the details of these proposals, and therefore decided to extend the consultation period.

"It is important that everyone who has a view on the proposals has a chance to make those views known and this four-week extension will enable them to do so."

n To have your say just visit www.nats.co.uk/TCNconsultation

For those without internet access, copies of the consultation document are held in main libraries and at parish councils.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times